The city of Srinagar is being engulfed by a heat wave
The city of Srinagar is being engulfed by a heat wave

The temperature reached a high of 33.3 degrees Celsius in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, on Tuesday, making it the warmest day of the season so far. This was also the case in other parts of the Kashmir Valley.

An official with the city’s meteorological department informed GNS that the day’s high temperature in Srinagar was 4.1 degrees Celsius higher than average for the season. This temperature also eclipsed the previous record high temperature of 31.8 degrees Celsius, which was registered on June 18.


Additionally, the warmest day of the season was recorded at Pahalgam (27.8 degrees Celsius), Qazigund (32.6 degrees Celsius), Kokernag (31.4 degrees Celsius), Kupwara (32.1 degrees Celsius), and Gulmarg (23.4 degrees Celsius).

Also, the lowest (nighttime) temperature recorded a rise almost everywhere, and it ended up being higher than typical throughout the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

An official from the meteorological department said that Srinagar had a low temperature of 18.2 degrees Celsius, which was higher than the previous night’s reading of 16.9 degrees Celsius and was 2.4 degrees Celsius more than the typical temperature for the summer capital.

According to him, the low temperature in Qazigund was 16.2 degrees Celsius, which was up from 15.2 degrees the night before. This meant that the temperature was 1.9 degrees Celsius higher than average for the town of Qazigund, which is the entrance to Kashmir.

According to him, Pahalgam, which is located in the Anantnag district of south Kashmir, had a low temperature of 9.1 degrees Celsius, which was lower than the previous night’s reading of 9.6 degrees Celsius and 0.5 degrees Celsius higher than the usual temperature for the area.

According to him, the mercury reached 14.1 degrees Celsius in Kupwara town after setting at 13.2 degrees Celsius the previous night. This temperature was 1.3 degrees Celsius more than typical for the north Kashmir region.

According to the authorities, the temperature in Kokernag dropped to 15.4 degrees Fahrenheit, which is 1.4 degrees higher than what is considered average for the area. The previous night’s low was 16.1 degrees Fahrenheit.

According to him, Gulmarg, which is located in the Baramulla district of north Kashmir, reached a low temperature of 10.2 degrees Celsius, which is lower than the previous night’s temperature of 10.5 degrees Celsius. The temperature was higher than average by 1.8 degrees Celsius.

He said that the temperature in Jammu dropped to 26.1 degrees Celsius, which is 0.4 degrees more than what is considered average for the winter capital of J&K, which is Srinagar.

Low temperatures were reported as follows: 17.3 degrees Fahrenheit in Banihal (2.2 degrees above normal), 19.2 degrees Fahrenheit in Batote (2.0 degrees above normal), 23.6 degrees Fahrenheit in Katra (1.6 degrees below normal), and 18.2 degrees Fahrenheit in Bhaderwah (3.3 degrees above normal). According to him, the temperature in Leh, which is in Ladakh, dropped to 8.0 degrees Celsius, while Kargil dropped to 11.9 degrees Celsius.

In regard to the prediction, he said that from June 20-23, largely dry weather was anticipated, “but a brief spell of shower/thunderstorm at 1 or 2 places towards late afternoon/evening can’t be ruled out.”

According to him, the forecast for the period between the 24th and the 28th of June was for mostly overcast weather with sporadic mild to moderate thunderstorms occurring in scattered to quite widespread locations.

“Maximum temperature over many parts of Kashmir Division is likely to range between 30-32°C and 38-40°C over plains of Jammu,” he said, adding that “Hot and dry weather likely to continue till June 23.”



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